Applying Early

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FieldsMedalist
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Applying Early

Post by FieldsMedalist » Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:33 am

I sometimes hear that it's better to apply early before the deadline. Does it really make a difference if we applied early?

math.magician
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Re: Applying Early

Post by math.magician » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:18 pm

that's ridiculous

no, unless the school mentions on their website applications are considered on a rolling basis

Scathrules
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Re: Applying Early

Post by Scathrules » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:40 pm

To also add on, I checked past years results (DO NOT DO THIS, it destroys your mental health lol) and I would say that the majority of people submitted their applications on the day it was due. FWIW, you want to squeeze out every positive thing in your life that can added to your application (publications, better rec letters, As in courses, etc.) so it's not a bad idea to submit apps like a couple days before it's due.

elegant.cat
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Re: Applying Early

Post by elegant.cat » Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:34 pm

I've heard from my professor that they do glance at the applications to see if there are any students they want as they are submitted, but they don't make any decisions until after the deadline.



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